Who Uses Productive?

If you are development shop, marketing agency or a design studio looking for All-In-One time tracking, project management, sales and resource solution, you will find the most value with Productive.

What Is Productive?

Productive is an end-to-end project management platform made for agencies and professional service business. Productive comes with an integrated Sales Pipeline, Resource Planning, and powerful Project Management features.

With a strong focus on profitability, Productive also includes employee cost rates and company overhead costs into your profitability reports. As a cherry on the cake, we can also predict your future revenue with our resource planning and progress reports.

Productive Details

Productive

https://www.productive.io

Founded 2014

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Productive pricing overview

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Productive does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Productive paid version starts at US$15,00/month.


Starting Price

US$15,00/month See pricing details

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Productive deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Mac (Desktop)
  • Windows (Desktop)
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Productive Features

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assignment Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Calendar Management
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management
  • Client Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Visualization
  • Deadline Management
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Monitoring
  • Performance Metrics
  • Prioritization
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Status Tracking
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Tracking
  • Workflow Management

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  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management
  • Client Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Cross Channel Attribution
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Deadline Management
  • Display Ad Management
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Dynamic Content
  • Email Management
  • File Management
  • Heatmaps
  • Monitoring
  • Performance Metrics
  • Personalization
  • Prioritization
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Projections
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Retargeting Ads
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  • Client Portal
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  • Forecasting
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Invoice Management
  • Monitoring
  • Multiple Projects
  • Performance Metrics
  • Portfolio Management
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  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
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  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Proposal Generation
  • Quotes/Estimates
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  • Idea Management
  • Issue Management
  • Kanban Board
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Multiple Projects
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prioritization
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  • Project Planning
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  • Commenting/Notes
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  • Skills Tracking
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  • Leave Tracking
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Productive Reviews

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Overall rating

4,6/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4,3
Customer Service 4,7
Features 4,3
Value for Money 4,6

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Luka P.
Co-Founder at Studio Bien
Design
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    Unrated
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2018/05/24

"Great software that has everything I need to run a profitable business."

Pros: Productive is great because I have an overview of every segment of my company in one place. From sales, scheduling projects, communication management, employee management all the way to the reporting. We were paying multiple software apps, which was not only expensive but also confusing and time wasting. With Productive costs were cut down significantly. The support team is very responsive, always available and fast in helping us solve our issues.

Cons: It takes some time for setting up the organization and getting everybody on board, but with Productive help center and their support team that was done in a jiffy. The software is a bit robust due to its wide pallet of functionalities, so it has a bit steep learning curve.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2018/05/24
Robert N.
Owner
Information Technology & Services, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    4 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/09/05

"Gave me a running start"

Comments: I use Productive for my day-to-day operations and was able to do an integration with Trello using their API. This makes my invoicing a breeze and allows me to give time reports to my customers. There is a ton of other features (sales pipeline, scheduling, financial reports) I am not using, but just for the small part I am using, it is a big time saver.

Pros: Productive has:
- comprehensive feature set
- ease of use
- a tutorial to get you familiar with the different modules of the product
- a decent price
- customers can access the platform (when you grant them access)
- an API to allow integrations with other components
- responsive support (some bugs get fixed really fast)

Cons: - some structure elements may not be an exact match to your business (like with any product)
- support is only during business hours, being a solo entrepreneur, problems don't always happen between 9-5 Monday-Friday
- support could benefit from a ticketing system instead of a chat-based system
- the task component have few features when compared with Trello. Strange for a company that brands itself as "more powerful than Trello and simpler to use than Jira" (https://www.productive.io/tour/project-management/).

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/09/05
Wessel M.
Project manager
Internet, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/05/25

"Complete product and A+ customer service"

Pros: I've used Productive for the past 7 months and it's been very, very helpful. As a project manager it offers you a great way to keep an eye on your running projects, upcoming deadlines, internal planning and much, much more. Besides that I must say that the customer service offered by Productive is the best I've experienced in my career so far. [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] and his team are simply amazing, doing a great job assisting your every need and are more than happy to jump on a video call to help you out when needed. When asked to help me with a financial overview by using 'Insights' [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] immediately took the liberty to create some overviews to show me what Productive is capable of which helped me out a lot.

Cons: In all honesty I didn't miss a feature. The team is constantly updating Productive as it is and if you have useful feedback they'll implement this within a few months. It's perfect.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/05/25
Verified Reviewer
CEO
Design, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    2 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    3 /5
  • Customer Support
    2 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    5/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 2021/02/09

"Fatal bugs ruin an otherwise promising product"

Comments: Productive could be a very promising product but there are bugs littered throughout the product especially in critical modules like timesheets and invoicing which makes us very hesitant to switch over to it. Their support team is slow to answer if you are in the US since they are in Europe, and they don't fix bugs quickly.

Pros: In theory, Productive has the perfect set of tools for the modern agency. Powerful project budget tools including weekly or monthly budgets for retainer clients make it easy to make sure you are utilizing 100% of budgeted time but no more. Reporting tools are in theory very flexible and easy to spit out exactly the right data you want - from team utilization to billing to profitability, task completion - you name it! Productive is also pretty easy to set up and the UI is very clean, modern, and not clunky in the least bit like many competitors.

Cons: There are SERIOUS bugs that totally defeat the purpose of using this product. All of these I've brought to their attention but they have dragged their heels on fixing. Here are some of the top bugs: #1: When you/your team logs time and goes to create an invoice from it, the date for every single time entry is off by one day as it appears on the invoice, vs. the date you actually logged that time. You can get the accurate dates with time logs from the reporting module and when you compare, you'll see every date on the invoice is incorrect and your customers will start questioning why you logged time on the weekend... #2: When you go to download a custom report made in the report module, e.g. the hours report mentioned in #1, you get a blank PDF. Try CSV format? Also blank file, with only the header row filled in, 0 rows of data. #3: Invoice formatting - if you use Productive with Quickbooks Online, when your invoice syncs over you will end up with some random HTML code as part of the descriptions e.g. <ul><li>Notes about this time entry</li></ul> on each line of the invoice. Have fun manually cleaning these up!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 2021/02/09
Jeff H.
Founder / Creative Director
Media Production, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/09/11

"Game Changer"

Comments: Productive has helped our team be more efficient on time and stay on budget. From an owner perspective, it has allowed me to closely monitor profitability, which I had slacked on before.

Pros: The thing I liked most is the speed and design of the UI/UX alongside the feature set. We have tried most PM tools and this covers all that and more to help us run more efficiently and see the data we need.

Cons: I would really have to dig to find something I didn't like about the software. Most of the issues fell on me at the beginning with ways I should have been operating my agency before getting on Productive. So really there is nothing that I dislike.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/09/11